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Jan L.

Woodland Hills, CA

Jan has major credits in Film , Television, Commercials, and Theatre. You may have seen Jan in the movie, "My Sister's Keeper" starring Kathy Bates.
Jan holds a Master's Degree in Theatre Arts from Temple University in Philadelphia.

About Jan

Jan L. is a Grammy nominated award winning singer/songwriter, producer, actress, and artist developer. Her studio, Angel Diva Music, is designed to improve artist abilities on and off the stage as well as giving the clientele first-hand knowledge of the industry while increasing their creativity. Backed by an extensive musical background debuting with the Philadelphia Orchestra and continuing her career singing with Leonard Bernstein and the New York Philharmonic, Jan L. went on to receive a Bachelor’s of Education in Opera at Temple University and two Master’s Degrees from Combs College of Music in Theatre Arts and Composition. Jan is the author of the performance book called "Once More With Feeling." Jan’s accolades in music continued as she wrote “Damaged” for the newest Ralph

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Mary B. April 21, 2015
Music Performance · In home
I have wanted to work with Jan since I saw her as a judge at the LAMN JAM Music Contests, her feedback to the artists was always spot on and I wanted to hear what she might have to say about my work and her suggestions. I have been lucky enough to have taken lessons and workshops with Jan for a couple months now and it has definitely had a big impact on my confidence as well as making me aware of what I need to work on. It is great to put yourself in a situation where a professional will be honest with you and help give you the tools to better your performance, this is exactly what I get out of working with Jan. You can sing out as much as you want, but listeners, friends and family usually just tell you how great you are and its hard to grow that way. Jan is kind but straightforward on what you need to do to better yourself as a performer. I highly recommend studying with Jan!
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Freya L. April 12, 2015
Singing · In studio
I love to sing it´s just fun for me and it makes me happy. But I´m not a singer and don´t even want to go up on stage. I´m trying to be a songwriter and I was just visiting a workshop at the songwriting school of LA. And on this evening I met Jan the first time. At the moment I´m travelling and I never thought that I would stay in one city that long. But at this evening when Jan made this workshop I swear you guys, I hadn´t laugh that much for a long time. When she asked me if I´d like to come to the class I just had to say yes. It was a heart decision and I don´t regret it! This woman is a very talented singing teacher and also songwriter with a lot of experience, for sure. But she´s much more than that because you can have a REALLY bad week or day, but the second you walk into that class this woman saves your day! She´s just so funny! Every week I´m looking forward to that day. Of course the most people only want to learn how to sing or to perform but I think it´s also important to feel comfortable and accepted. And she gives everyone the feeling of being accepted and she takes care of every student. And just to be clear, of course it´s not all about fun and of course you´ll learn A LOT. I just want to say that you´ll be enjoying it to learn from her ;) Thank you Jan
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Tysa G. April 10, 2015
Songwriting · In studio
I had the pleasure of attending Jan's "Acting for Singer/Songwriters" class at The Songwriting School of Los Angeles. A door opened for me. I became more courageous. It was a process. And I am forever grateful to Jan for helping me uncover more of my soul's voice.
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Michelle G.

North Hollywood, CA

Get ready to book work because after you train with me you'll understand how to break down a scene, develop a character, make interesting and truthful choices, engage your emotional instrument, and truly be Captivating to watch on the big screen. I will prep you for auditions, teach you different camera techniques (close us vs 3/4 shot, vs master shot), and so much more. I have a rich background in various acting techniques as well as great insight from the many directors and coaches I have worked with in my own professional career.

About Michelle

Musician/Songwriter/Performer Poised, energized, and armed with unforgettable performance ability, Michelle G. is a firework in the artistic arena. Her training began at the young age of 3 with the violin, and a few years later received classes for piano and voice. Excelling in all three, Michelle developed a very passionate and dramatic personality that eventually led her to more dramatic genres such as opera and stage acting. Her aptitude to understand human emotions and relationships gives her a wide spectrum to play in as an actress. There is an organic flow to her interpretations both as an actress and musician that leads the audience to feel her emotional current. Her honest characterizations introduce deeper perspectives on what seems like the ordinary roles and storylines. ...

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Sarah G. February 5, 2015
Spanish · Online
Verified Student
Spanish has always been difficult for me, but Michelle has helped me so much! She's the first Spanish teacher I actually look forward to seeing each time we have a lesson because she makes the lessons so much fun! She's very funny and easy to work with. Whenever I need to make a change to a lesson she always does everything she can to make it work. I've finally been able to raise my grade in Spanish after working with her!
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Dasheonna A. January 2, 2015
Acting · Online
Verified Student
Michelle is an amazing acting coach!! She is extremely knowledgeable and experienced. She is warm, welcoming, and patient. Working with Michelle has greatly improved my self confidence as an actor. She chooses course material from all different genres, allowing me to feel well rounded and ready to analyze and act out anything put in front of me. I am extremely grateful to have chosen Michelle as my acting coach and excited to see what the future holds for me under her tutelage!!!
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Jessica D. November 16, 2014
Singing · In studio
Verified Student
At the risk of giving away my best kept secret, Michelle is THE BEST!!!

Not only is she an amazing teacher, she is an incredible talent, and awesome person. Her relaxed and nurturing nature enables you to feel super comfortable and excited to learn. She motivates you to try your best and focuses on your strengths, while building and improving upon your weaknesses.

I've taken singing lessons in the past, and after one class with Michelle, I realized, I hadn't learned anything! If you really want to learn in a positive and motivating environment, take classes with Michelle. Just don't sign up for my time slot...I called dibs and I'm going to be taking classes for a while! Lol. =)
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Vanessa L.

Burbank, CA

How to bring honesty, subtlety, and nuance to performance so it reads well on camera.

About Vanessa

Bachelor's in musical theater performance from Columbia College Chicago. Audition prep (acting/singing) and vocal technique for clients since 2007. My critique during your lesson is always honest, so you know when I give you a compliment it is well deserved. I especially love working with non-singers and helping them find their voice. I always start with an assessment to see where your work is currently at and where we can go from there. I keep notes during your lesson, send you an email afterwards with your homework for the week, then I use those notes to think of personalized ways to improve your technique before your next lesson. If honesty and results are what you're looking for in a teacher, I promise to be that teacher for you. *** Lesson Details *** Whether you're ...

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Bob C. April 24, 2015
Ukulele · Online
Verified Student
Vanessa knows how to get the most out of me :) She makes me feel good playing, and vectors my energy to what I need to practice.
She's a natural!
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Tara W. March 9, 2015
Piano · In home
Verified Student
Vanessa's teaching style and personality is perfect for our 9 year old son. After the lessons he announces that he loves piano! We don't even have to push him to practice.
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Tod M. November 3, 2014
Singing · In studio
Verified Student
Vanessa is awesome! She is talented, encouraging, good energy and really cares about the student's progress. My daughter is thoroughly enjoying her lessons and getting better each time. I would recommend Vanessa to anyone.
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Debbie K.

Burbank, CA

Lessons include an Audition and Cold Reading Tips Sheet as well as film clips emailed the day after the lesson for you to review your progress.

About Debbie

Tutoring has been a major part of my life for over 7 years and I love it. Seeing the excitement in a student's eyes when they finally get something they've struggled with is why I do what I do. My strength is in getting to know the way a student learns best and finding techniques that support that style and help the student grow. I have experience working with mild autism and have multiple references if interested.

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Monica G. November 5, 2014
Vocal Training · In home
Verified Student
Debbie is amazing! My 10 year old daughter looks so forward to her lessons and practices throughout the week! Debbie is positive, energetic and very knowledgeable. We want to move onto tutoring as well... We are fortunate to have met her. Look at her resume!
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Angela M. June 17, 2014
Acting · In home
Verified Student
My daughter loves Debbie. She makes it fun, so my daughter wants to learn more.
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Natalie F.

Los Angeles, CA

I have been teaching classical and contemporary acting since 2011 to students ranging in age from 5-65. Whether someone needs coaching on specific material or general guidance, I seek to provide a variety of practical tools for tackling a role and telling a story, as well as knowledge specific to the medium of film. My approach stems from a variety of techniques that I have studied over the years, but every actor works differently, so I strive to tailor my teaching to the individual.

About Natalie

I am an actress/singer/dancer/musician from Los Angeles who is VERY passionate about the arts! I was raised in an artistic family and have studied and pursued the performing arts in some capacity my entire life, Shakespeare and musical theatre being two of my absolute favorites :) I have acted in nearly 30 full-length stage productions, in a variety of short and feature-length films, and on network TV. I have also received vocal training in various singing styles - classical, pop, and musical theatre among them. I have been studying ballet since I was 4 and have also received training in jazz, modern, tap, and hip hop, as well as yoga and pilates. I also play the piano and am comfortable with music theory and sight reading.

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